Johannes Kepler

Badertscher, Eric
January 2006
Johannes Kepler;1/1/2006, p1
Background information on German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler is presented. The author reviews how Kepler helped develop the discipline known as "celestial mechanics," dealing with the motion of the planets. His three laws of planetary motion helped to popularize the Copernican view of a heliocentric universe, as well as disprove the ancient idea that planetary orbits are perfect spheres. Information on Kepler's birth and early life is reviewed.


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